April 14, 2010 will be my 1st year anniversary on Etsy. Starting today 2/16/2010 any purchase in any of my stores will equal entries in my drawing. Each dollar spent equals one entry. There is no minimum or maximum entry limit when purchasing. The drawing will occur on April 14th. All purchase through noon on April 14th will be entered in the drawing, as will any twitters or blogs that qualify up to noon April 14th.
Another way to get an entry is to twitter an item from my http://www.arenacreative.etsy.com/ store and send me a conversation here or in Etsy to tell me what and when you twittered. An additional way to get entries is to feature something from my arenacreative shop in your blog or blog about the shop in general. Each one of these is worth ten entries.
The first Etsy anniversary Giveaway prizes:
1st Prize: A smorgasborg of goodies, 3 large prints, bead and jewelry supply destash, necklaces, bracelets, all the items shown in the pictures shown in this blog. AND a $20 shopping spree in one of my shops. You check out with $20 in merchandise from one of my shops (shipping will be complimentary and your items will be sent with the other items.) and do not pay. These items will be added to your goodies!
I had to share this beautiful moment with you - I'm not a big fan of snow.... but I do like trains...and I am fortunate enough to have a train track in my back yard. I get to see trains going by maybe once a day, sometimes a few days pass and nothing. Sometimes OLD trains come by and sometimes the Circus trains comes by and park down a ways and walks their animals to the Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes Barre, PA to their circus show area.
I've always liked trains, and fortunately these are not too loud. My Mom (R.I.P 8-1-2006) lived in Brady, NE for a while (I travelled there to be there with her and take care of her in 2005 when she had surgery on what was to be her demise -- her colon cancer....) She lived right near a train track which was really cool, but wow were those trains noisy! And they came through a lot! I like my trains, they are infrequent, quiet and remind me of my Mom.... ( before the train came....)
Anyway... here's some photos of the train that came through today. It has such a romantic look to it, doesn't it? (ps... these photos are the property of Valerie Arena, may not be used or reproduced without permission.) They will likely show up in some form in my Etsy shop... =) I opened the window of my studio and leaned out to get these pictures. (just the start of it)